CIE logo - letters CI and a decorative E with maroon, black, and yellowIn the fall of 2019 I was asked to serve as a faculty advisor for Current Issues in Education (along side my incredible colleague Dr. Josephine Marsh). Current Issues in Education (CIE) is an open access, peer-reviewed academic education journal produced by doctoral students at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU. How could I refuse?! Open access! Student produced! All things that get me very excited.

The journal has a fascinating history and I am so honored to be a part of the continual evolution of the journal.  In December we held a “review-a-thon” which was a really innovative way to facilitate the peer review process. We kept things in a very tight window and sent out manuscripts a week before the review-a-thon date. Then, there was a 12 hour window to submit the reviews on one day. We held an in-person “reviewer cafe” spot where people could gather and also sent out encouraging messages to reviewers who were not located near Tempe.  NEVER in all of my years have I experienced such a tremendous submission rate! We were only missing 2 of 57 reviews!! And those came in quickly after with a few gentle email reminders.  The reviews submitted were extremely thorough and thoughtful.

A new student review board was appointed last month and Josephine and I are running a seminar in the fall which will scaffold the running and publishing of the journal.

You can read the latest issue by visiting: https://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/announcement/view/34 – and our submissions portal has reopened: https://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/submissions

 

 

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